My name is Chris Peak and I am a designer & web developer.

I love building things. I specialize in front end development, working in multiple frameworks and languages, recently diving deep into React. I am a principal designer at 8th Light. When not in front of my laptop I enjoy photography and playing my guitar.



I fell in love with computers at an early age - learning Pascal and C++ in High School, moving on to HTML which better suited my interests. As the web matured I kept up with the technologies, learning CSS (and SCSS), Javascript, JQuery, and evetually modern tools like React. I strive to design clean, accessible, and beautiful websites and applications.

I've been lucky enough to work on a diverse palette of projects - from independent record companies and tiny startups, to major insurance companies, law firms, gloabally recognized art museums, and Fortune 100s.

I pride myself as being able to step into legacy codebases without previous exposure and almost immediately start delivering work. Having both freelanced and consulted for over a decade I have seen, touched, written in, and worked on more systems than I can count. I am comfortable working from small marketing sites to full-on enterprise level applications. It's not often you find a designer who uses VIM on a daily basis.

Additionally I have experience in UX Design, UI Design, branding, illustration, and even conference organization and hosting. I am proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Sketch.

When I'm not working I enjoy photography, astronomy, hiking, playing my Gretsch, and spending time with my family.

Visual Design

Just Enuff band logo Fusion Cheerleading design identity Fox Valley Astronomical Association Polyglot LA meetup design identity Orin brand identity and website 8th Light Ping Pong Champions League identity Two and Seven Coffee Bar identity Punchcard time management app Dribble From The Nipple brand identity


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